THE body of a woman has been found lying on the side of a busy road as cops tonight launched a murder probe.
A member of the public discovered the remains in bushes next to a slip road in Guildford, Surrey.
Surrey Police believe the woman, in her 40s, was ‘murdered’Credit: Twitter
Detectives believe the woman, thought to be in her 40s, was killed and her body dumped on the A3.
Two men have been arrested after the grim discovery and officers are working to identify her.
Cops were called to the northbound A3 slip road out of Guildford, close to the junction of the A320 Woking Road, at about 3pm yesterday.
Cops closed the road last night and it remained shut today for a forensic investigation of the scene.
Det Ch Insp Emma Vickers said: “We are investigating this as a murder, which we believe has been committed elsewhere with the victim’s body left in this location.
“We are still trying to determine how long the body had been there for and we are working with forensic experts as part of our enquiries.
“We will issue further updates as soon as we are in a position to do so.”
DCI Vickers added: “While our investigation is in the early stages, we would like to reassure local residents that there is a dedicated team of officers working round the clock to establish exactly what has happened and we will provide more information as and when we are able to.”
The slip road is closed until further notice and a cordon is expected to remain in place for at least another day.
The arrested men remain in custody, say police.
We believe the murder was committed elsewhere, with the victim’s body left in this location.
DCI Emma Vickers
Surrey Police added in an update: “A murder investigation has been launched after a woman’s body was discovered in Guildford yesterday.
“Officers were called to the northbound A3 slip road out of Guildford… after a member of the public discovered a body in some undergrowth.
“An investigation, led by Surrey and Sussex’s major crime team is in the early stages.”
The force said it “respectfully asks that motorists avoid using this route for the time being and for members of the public to respect the cordons in place”.
The woman’s body was found next to the northbound A3 slip road out of Guildford, Surrey